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Gary Gulman: Born on 3rd Base

Over 25 years in comedy, Gary Gulman has established himself as an eminent performer and peerless writer. His most recent standup special for HBO, “The Great Depresh,” is a universally acclaimed, tour de force look at mental illness, equal parts hilarious and inspiring.

A product of Boston, Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, and a high school teacher. He has made countless television appearances as both a comedian and an actor.

He is currently writing a memoir for Flatiron Books, tentatively titled “K Through 12.”

Jefferson Starship

Jefferson Starship rose from the ashes of one of the quintessential Haight/Ashbury acts, Jefferson Airplane. The music that defined a generation and spanned decades is alive and well and more relevant than ever in pop culture. Songs such as "Volunteers," "White Rabbit," and "Somebody to Love," continue to reverberate throughout the collective consciousness today.

Ilana Glazer

llana Glazer is a creator and comedian who co-created and co-starred in the critically acclaimed series BROAD CITY. Her debut stand-up comedy special, THE PLANET IS BURNING is on Amazon Prime, and her film FALSE POSITIVE which she co-wrote and starred in, was produced by A24 and available on Hulu. Most recently, you can see her in THE AFTERPARTY for Apple TV+. Ilana is also the co-founder of the non-profit Generator Collective, which was founded in 2016. Generator Collective defines minimal civic engagement and aims to humanize policy through people-powered stories on social media.

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Dubbed “the last leading man” by The New York Times, two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country’s finest conductors and orchestras.
He received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate. He also gave Tony-nominated performances in Man of La Mancha, August Wilson’s King Hedley II, and Ragtime. Other notable Broadway shows include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly’s Last Jam, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Shuffle Along.

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Sponsored in Part by Shelley & Paul Lindenauer

Jessie’s Girl

Back to The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl is the World’s Greatest Tribute to the music of the 80s! JESSIE’S GIRL’s primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: Jenna O’Gara, Chris Hall, Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Drew Mortali on bass, Michael Maenza on drums, and Karlee Bloom on Keys and the Keytar. Each with dozens of credits performing with authentic 80’s icons who made the music famous to begin with!

There is no decade like the Eighties and no party like THE BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW with JESSIE’S GIRL. So, throw on your best neon, use extra hair spray on that hair, and head to WHBPAC - because it's time to party like it’s 1989!

The Lovin’ Spoonful

Revisit the spirit of the '60s and enjoy the good-time music of the era's premier hitmakers, led by co-founding member Steve Boone. The Lovin' Spoonful were often referred to as the American Beatles, challenging the British Invasion with an astonishing and unrivaled string of hits, placing their first 7 singles on Billboard's Top-10 chart! With hits like "Do You Believe in Magic?" "Summer In The City", "Daydream (What A Day For A Daydream)", and many more, you'll want to sing along to every song!

Craig Morgan

Get ready to be swept away by the dynamic and multi-talented Craig Morgan! As a chart-topping country music star, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman, and patriotic Army veteran, he has captivated audiences with 25 charted songs on Billboard, such as “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” and “That's What I Love About Sunday”. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan received one of the highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of Craig Morgan live in concert!

Generously Sponsored by The Louis Auer Foundation

Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal

Legend. Icon. American Patriot. World renowned, record-setting performer. The Midnight Idol. Mr. Entertainment.

No other name or person is so defining, representative or synonymous with Las Vegas and the entertainment capital of the world than Mr. Las Vegas himself--

Wayne Newton.

Recognized and revered around the world, entertainment superstar Wayne Newton is known for his iconic signature song, “Danke Schoen” in addition to countless other top hit singles including, “Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast,” “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” “At This Moment,” “The Letter,” “Summer Wind” and “Years.” Don’t miss his debut on the intimate WHBPAC stage!

Hunter Hayes

Country star Hunter Hayes makes his WHBPAC debut! Hayes gained prominence in the country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut album in 2011, which spawned the hit single "Wanted," a heartfelt ballad that topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. As a multi-instrumentalist, Hunter Hayes is known for his prodigal skills on the guitar, piano, bass, and drums. He has released several successful albums, including "Storyline" (2014) and "Wild Blue" (2019), showcasing his versatile musical style that blends country, pop, and rock elements. Some of his other notable songs include "I Want Crazy," "Invisible," and "Somebody's Heartbreak." With his charismatic stage presence and undeniable talent, Hunter Hayes continues to captivate audiences and establish himself as a prominent figure in contemporary country music.

Reggae Vibrations

Feel the warm Caribbean breeze and smell the sea air. Everything is irie mon!

The REGGAE VIBRATIONS TOUR features two of reggae’s most influential bands on one stage! THIRD WORLD and THE SKATALITES will have your audiences feeling irie with hit after hit including, “NOW THAT WE FOUND LOVE, “96 DEGREES IN THE SHADE”, “GUNS OF NAVARONE” and many more!

Colin Quinn: Small Talk

In his latest attempt at humor, Colin breaks down the one area he’s actually gifted in: Personality. Mr. Quinn has been chatting it up with friends, family, municipal employees and counter people for his whole life and now he can teach you how to stop sucking the energy out of the room.

John Pizzarelli

Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and the Beatles. In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, Pizzarelli has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rickie Lee Jones and Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen and, of course, his father Bucky Pizzarelli. He won a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category as co-producer of James Taylor’s American Standard in 2021. A radio personality who got his start in the medium in 1984, Pizzarelli is co-host, alongside wife Jessica Molaskey, of Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli. He has performed on America’s most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and Great Performances, as well as the talk shows of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis Philbin and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Pianofest in the Hamptons

Part of the East End summer classical festival, these international prize-winning young artists offer an unparalleled evening of piano. This is a fantastic way to experience promising prodigies before they transform into stars of the classical music world!

Generously Sponsored by Marcus Stinchi

Tom Papa: 2023 Comedy Tour

Tom Papa is a critically acclaimed and accomplished comedic personality who has created a name for himself as an author, actor, film and television writer, radio and podcast host while maintaining his live on-stage career. Papa’s work can be seen on his Netflix stand-up specials; Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great! and Tom Papa Live in New York City, among others. He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, hosts SiriusXM’s Come to Papa and their Netflix Radio Show, What A Joke with Papa and Fortune, as well as his own podcast, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa. Tom encourages his listeners to take a seat, break bread, and enjoy the comedy in life.

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The Beach Boys

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys – who have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon, are bringing their shows to fans around the world.

Since the band’s co-founder, lead-singer and chief lyricist Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved triple- platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

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Kristin Chenoweth

One of the biggest Broadway stars by any measure, Tony and Emmy-Winner Kristin Chenoweth makes her Westhampton Beach debut in a one-night only performance.

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Rachael & Vilray

‘RACHAEL & VILRAY’ has been a musical act ever since Rachael Price saw Vilray play a very short set of covers and said she wanted in. In the years since they began, their configuration has ranged from an intimate duo, to the 9-piece formation heard on their newest album, ‘I Love A Love Song!’

No matter the set-up on stage, friends Rachael and Vilray sing right to each other, tell stories about how these original songs came to be, and relate them to the many old love songs they love to love.

Hannah Berner

Hannah Berner was born in Brooklyn, New York and played competitive tennis for the University of Wisconsin. She emerged on the comedy scene by directing, editing, and acting in videos on Instagram and writing viral tweets. She has two podcasts, Giggly Squad and Berning In Hell, with over 20 million downloads. She was a cohost on Bravo’s Chat Room, as well as a member of Bravo’s Summer House for three seasons, and has over 1.4 million followers across her social media platforms. She currently performs standup in NYC and at clubs and theaters around the country. In 2022, she was named one of Just For Laughs "New Faces Of Comedy" in Montreal. Hannah is an advocate for mental health, animals, and napping.

Justin Willman

Justin Willman is the star and creator of the hit Netflix original series Magic for Humans. He's a regular guest on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Conan and his online videos have logged over a 100 million views. The L.A. Times calls him "...a new breed of comic who's making magic cool again for grown-ups." His routine is fresh, hip, and gives magic a modern spin for the 21st century.

Juicy Scoop Live with Heather McDonald

Heather is the #1 Female Podcaster in Comedy with her show Juicy Scoop! Now you can experience and be part of all the juicy hilarious fun with a live stage experience. Get ready to hear the juicy scoop on Hollywood insiders, real housewives, reality stars and all things pop culture which will only be shared exclusively from the stage. Heather will also delve into her personal hilarious family life and famous friends. This will be interactive so be ready to share your juicy scoop… if you dare. Special and surprise guests will make the show that much more hilarious. Can’t wait to see you there! AGES 16+

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Tommy James and The Shondells

The music of Tommy James & The Shondells is heard continuously, every day, in every country in the world! “Hanky Panky,” “Mony Mony,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “Draggin’ The Line”... and many more! With fifty years in the business and over 100 million albums old - Tommy James is one of pop music's most enduring hitmakers.

You've heard Tommy James' hits on radio, television or in a film soundtrack, and to date he's sold over 100 million records and has been awarded 23 gold singles plus nine gold and platinum albums. Don't miss your chance to see this legendary band live!

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Sergio Mendes

For over six decades, Sergio Mendes has woven a common thread of joy throughout his remarkable career in music. From his pioneering work in the foundations of Bossa Nova alongside Antonio Carlos Jobim, to the Latin-pop sound of his iconic group Brasil '66, Mendes has collaborated with jazz legends like Cannonball Adderley and Herbie Mann, and even reinvented himself in the 21st century with chart-topping hits with the Black Eyed Peas and John Legend. His latest album, "In the Key of Joy," blends classic Brazilian, jazz, and pop sounds with contemporary inspirations, making it both timeless and wholly of the moment.

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Regina Spektor

Russian-born American singer, songwriter, and pianist Regina Spektor has captivated audiences with her unique sound and high-energy performances. With eight albums to her name, her songs have appeared in numerous TV shows and movies. Her music is a blend of sweet melodies, piano-driven pop, flashes of experimentalism, and cheery but wistful ruminations on love and heartache. Spektor has played everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the White House, so don’t miss your chance to see her debut performance on the WHBPAC stage!

Mike DelGuidice

Mike DelGuidice Currently on Tour with Billy Joel

This high-energy performance features Mike DelGuidice, a dynamic vocalist, singer, and songwriter, from New York. Playing the biggest hits from Billy Joel and more!

Currently Mike DelGuidice tours with Billy Joel all over the World including every month at the Iconic Madison Square Garden. Mike and his band are renowned for performing a show of astonishing renditions of songs by of Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Mike's originals, and much more. 

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Savage Pianos

Get ready to dance the night away to…anything you want! Savage Pianos is the hit dueling piano show selling out shows across the country with their infectious renditions of your personal song requests. Don’t miss their high-energy interactive third repeat appearance at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

Generously Sponsored by Hannah & Chris Berry

That Motown Band

Third time’s a charm when That Motown Band brings the biggest hits of The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and more to the Mollie Parnis Auditorium! This very special performance will feature Carla Cooke, daughter of soul legend Sam Cooke, and Brian Owens, powerhouse R&B singer. Also joining That Motown Band is Garfield Fleming, soul-singing scion of legendary status as a member of The Delfonics. Also performing with That Motown Band is Johnny Gale, Grammy nominated producer, composer, arranger, vocalist and guitarist extraordinaire. Gale is also a renowned expert in the authentic stylings of classic soul, doo-wop, R&B, blues, and rock. Johnny has performed and recorded with Cyndi Lauper, Dion, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, Phoebe Snow, Aaron Carter, M2M, Louden Wainwright III, Jules Shear, Joan Osborne, The Soul Survivors, Hank Ballard, the Dells, The Spaniels and literally hundreds of legendary doo wop groups, and was a recent recipient of the east Coast Music Hall of Fame Legend Musician Award.

Hannah Berner

Hannah Berner was born in Brooklyn, New York and played competitive tennis for the University of Wisconsin. She emerged on the comedy scene by directing, editing, and acting in videos on Instagram and writing viral tweets. She has two podcasts, Giggly Squad and Berning In Hell, with over 20 million downloads. She was a cohost on Bravo’s Chat Room, as well as a member of Bravo’s Summer House for three seasons, and has over 1.4 million followers across her social media platforms. She currently performs standup in NYC and at clubs and theaters around the country. In 2022, she was named one of Just For Laughs "New Faces Of Comedy" in Montreal. Hannah is an advocate for mental health, animals, and napping.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

"In The Mood" for swing music?

Known as the most popular and sought after big band of all time, the Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to perform their greatest hits, including "In The Mood," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "American Patrol," "A String of Pearls," "Little Brown Jug," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "Tuxedo Junction," and their theme song "Moonlight Serenade" around the country and around the world.

The 17 member orchestra, their lead singers, and vocal group will perform their catalog of big band classics just the way they would have over 80 years ago when Glenn Miller stood in front of his band.  It is a show that continues to transport audiences back in time and is as nostalgic as it is exciting.

Lewis Black: Off The Rails

Lewis Black is a force to be reckoned with in the world of comedy. Known as the King of Rant, his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing exposes life's absurdities and hypocrisies in a way that makes audiences laugh out loud. With sold-out shows across the globe and over 400 live streaming shows under his belt, Lewis is one of the most successful stand-up comedians of our time. His talents extend beyond the stage with bestselling books, multiple Grammy awards, and even a voiceover in Pixar's Academy Award-winning film Inside Out. He's also dedicated to giving back through his work with charitable organizations and support of US troops.